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Oct 9, 2012 1:40am PDT
? >> let's go. >> a new poll after the debate shows mitt romney bouncing up. he's now ahead 49% to 45% over the president. >>> although the race does remain very close. with both candidates returning to a state critical for victory in november. abc's karen travers is joining us now with more. hey, karen. >> good morning, rob. good morning, paula. a month out from election day, yesterday wasn't the typical day on the campaign trail. mitt romney was focused on foreign policy, and the president was asking for cash, not votes. shifting his focus to foreign affairs, mitt romney launched a scathing attack on president obama's policies and leadership overseas. >> it's time to change course in the middle east. it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. >> reporter: so far the economy has dominated the campaign debate, but the romney campaign tried to seize on questions and criticisms about the president's handling of last month's attack in libya. it was also a chance to try to reverse the tide after some of romney's perceived missteps
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 3:00am PDT
. >>> president obama and governor romney get ready to tackle voters' questions as a new poll shows yet another shift in the lead. it's monday, october 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> everyone's favorite day of the week. good monday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> it's actually not my favorite day of the week. >> yeah. >> oh, sarcasm. >> there you go. she's quick tonight. >> always a little slow on mondays. paula faris. >>> we're going to have the latest on how candidates are tweaking their strategies for their second debate. >>> but first, a look at some of the other stories we're going to follow this half hour. a death-defying plunge to earth, 883 miles an hour, unbelievable, with just a parachute to break his fall. how felix baumgartner managed to cheat death. it was a picture-perfect free fall and landing. look at that moment right there. he did it, shattering the world record. he did it. unbelievable. people were riveted to the video over the weekend. >> i can't imagine free falling for other four minutes. >> no. and at almost 900 miles a
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 1:40am PDT
are playing down a recent surge in the polls by mitt romney saying they always expected the race to be close. >>> romney was also campaigning in ohio, getting support from new jersey governor chris christie. voters in the buckeye state will see a lot of romney over the next few days. the campaigns and outside groups have spent more than $141 million on tv ads in ohio through the beginning of october. >>> the killing of mexico's most feared criminal gang kingpin should be considered a major coup in the war on drugs. but it has now turned into a bit of an embarrassment. mexican special forces say they killed cartel leader, heriberto lazcano. in a vicious gun battle. then it fizzled as armed gunmen stormed a funeral home and snatched lazcano's remains from under the noses of authorities. >> how did he disappear? >> that is a wild story. >> that is fascinating. >> the nickname says it all, "the executioner." they actually had a $5 million bounty on his head. highest profile drug lord to be killed or captured, when mexican president calderon took office in 2006. they got one of the big f
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
, some news for the romney campaign. a new poll is showing a tighter race with the president up by just 3 points after being up by six points at his peak. and speaking of the president he's poking some fun at his sluggish performance last week. he took the stage at a gala event following acts of bon jovi, stevie wonder, and katy perry. the president then equip add quote, they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. the president continues his california campaign swing later today. meanwhile mitt romney is spending the day in virginia where he's set to deliver a major foreign policy speech at the virginia military institute and later he'll attend a rally at "newport news." he drew some of the largest crowds of his campaign. >>> and this week, of course, it is the vice-presidential candidates' turn to face off. one on one the candidates debate. the debate takes place thursday night. our team will be live for the debate and our own martha raddatz will be moderating the event. it all begins at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. >> now you think the pre
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 1:40am PDT
your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: with the polls tightening, the president needs to fire up his base while mitt romney needs to convert 2008 obama voters. last night in kentucky, they got a lot of help from their running mates. rob, paula. back to you. >> thank you, karen. as karen alluded to -- polls are tight. dead heat in virginia. obama up one in florida. doing well in ohio up by six. in colorado, romney is ahead by a point now. virginia is still tight. obama is up by five there. wisconsin up by three. so it really is -- the country watches, but really about a cluster, maybe six, eight states will make or break this race. romney made up a lot of ground since last week's debate for sure. >> i don't know if this one will move the needle. both appealed to their base really. joe biden didn't make any fatal flaws. and neither did paul ryan in this one. but, you know let everybody spin it how they want. i looked at six different polls. three gave it to biden. three gave it to paul ryan. >> it's a draw essentially. >> pretty much is a draw. >> again,
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